Automated Decisions and the Welfare State
This project aims to study the technologies increasingly being embedded in the delivery of essential public services, particularly in India. Automated decision-making systems are being pervasively implemented in welfare systems, disrupting the ecosystem of delivery of essential public services and undermining fundamental social, economic and political protections.
In this essay for the Socio Legal Forum, I examine the political economy and legality of welfare automation in India, in light of the Supreme Court of India’s judgement on the Aadhaar biometric ID system.
In this op-ed in Medianama, I argue for the incorporation of due process rights against automated decision making systems, within India’s proposed Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.